About Us

John Coplin, D.V.M.

  Dr. Coplin grew up in South Western Wyoming and did his undergraduate work at the University of Wyoming. He graduated from Kansas Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Coplin then returned to Wyoming where he practiced in mixed animal practices for five years before purchasing Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 1999. In 2004, he also purchased Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. He is passionate about veterinary medicine and is especially interested in equine lameness, dentistry, and reproduction. Dr. Coplin also enjoys team roping, hunting, fishing, skiing, snow machining, and flying. In 2010, Dr. Coplin was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Veterinary Medicine.



George Marble, D.V.M.

  Dr. Marble grew up in Laramie, Wyoming. He is a graduate of the Eastern Wyoming College Animal Health Technology Program, the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology, and Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also completed an Equine Surgery Residency at Virginia Poly Technic Institute achieving a Master's degree in Veterinary medicine. He has worked as an associate surgeon at Arizona Equine for 4 1/2 years, and for the last 5 years owned and worked at Central Wyoming Equine. His primary areas of interest are equine lameness, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. In his spare time Dr. Marble enjoys horse back riding (dressage), cooking, fishing, running and family. Dr. Marble and his wife Jennifer are in the process of making their home in Idaho Falls. 


Janet Kershner, D.V.M.

  Dr. Kershner grew up in New Castle, Pennsylvania and did her undergraduate work at Penn State University. She graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.  After graduation, Dr. Kershner moved to Moses Lake, Washington where she worked in a mixed animal (primarily dairy) practice.  She moved to Eastern Idaho in 1999 and worked in several practices in the area before settling in Blackfoot where she worked for eight years. Dr. Kershner joined Willowcreek Animal Hospital and Fremont Animal Care Center in August of 2009. She spends the majority of her time at Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. She really enjoys the diversity of a mixed animal practice  but has strong interest in small animal medicine and surgery and small ruminant medicine. She lives in Shelley with her husband Kevin and her menagerie of pets. Outside of work, Dr. Kershner enjoys photography, quilting, and trail riding. 

Owen Black

  Dr. Owen Black is a new, part-time, addition to our clinic.


Jennifer Keefe

  Jennifer grew up in South Dakota where she enjoyed riding and showing horses. She attended William Woods College in Missouri and University of Wyoming in Laramie where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. She taught school for seven years before moving to Idaho Falls in 1999. She then became the Office Manager at Willowcreek Animal Hospital. Her main responsibilities are accounts payable and payroll, but she also fills in as a receptionist or technician. She has always loved animals and being outside riding her horses and playing with her dogs. She continues to travel around the western states barrel racing and also did some showing in reined cow horse competitions. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

 Debbie Spencer

  Debbie was born in Rigby and her family moved to California where she graduated from high school. Debbie then moved back to Idaho where she raised four wonderful children. She began working as a receptionist at Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 1994. She is also responsible for inventory, ordering supplies, and accounts receivable. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family (which includes 14 grandchildren), reading, camping and taking her two dogs, Tess and Meesha, for walks. Debbie and her husband, Mike, make their home in Ucon.

Mandy Schofield

  Mandy was born and raised in Swan Valley, Idaho. She grew up riding horses and camping in the surrounding mountains with her family. She graduated in 1995 from Idaho Falls High School. She lived with her husband in Shelley until moving to Leadore in 2003 where she helped her husband run and manage the Nicholia Ranch until August of 2012, Mandy was hired on at Willowcreek Animal Hospital in March of 2013 as a receptionist in charge of medical records. She now lives in Idaho Falls with her husband Matt and their kids Ty and Riley. Outside of work she enjoys photography and watching her family compete in rodeos and ranch roping competitions.


Christa Corgatelli 

  Christa grew up in Rigby and also makes that her home today with her big "Italian" family. After graduating from Rigby High School, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from BYU Idaho. She has always loved being around animals and would sneak out of her house at night to ride horses. She started working as a technician at Willowcreek Animal Hospital in 2008. She especially enjoys working with horses, going on ranch calls, and building relationships with the clients and their animals. Christa also works as a technician at our Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. For recreation, she likes to ski, ride horses, camp and spend time with her family and friends. She has been active in Martial Arts for the last 15 years and is a member of the International Association of Sanjuri Martial Arts and is a Third Level Black Belt.

Maren Scholes

   Maren grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. She then attended the Veterinary Technician School at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls and also worked as a veterinary technician while attending school. She returned to Idaho Falls and continued her dream of working with animals and works as a technician at both Willowcreek Animal Hospital and Fremont Animal Care Center in St. Anthony. She is currently living in Idaho Falls. Outside of work, she enjoys being with her daughter Kimber and her dog Boozer.

Colton Weber

  Colton has been employed at Willowcreek Animal Hospital since 2007. After completing the Career Exploration Program through Idaho Falls High School, he was hired to work part time after school. After graduating from high school, he began working full time as a stall cleaner and technician. Colton currently attends Idaho State University and is majoring in Biology. Colton grew up in Ririe where his family raised cattle and horses. He still enjoys being on the farm and riding horses, fishing, and skiing. Colton, his wife Sophie and their crew (Hitch, a Chocolate Lab, Clover, a Corgi and Willow, a Chocolate Lab) live in Idaho Falls. 

Carmen Herbst

      Carmen grew up with dogs, cats and helping her grandpa with his horses and cows in St. Anthony Idaho. She started volunteering at Fremont Animal Care Center and joined the team as a part time technician in 2012. Later that year she also started part time at Willowcreek Animal Hospital as a technician. Carmen especially enjoys working and helping with dogs and cats. She lives in St. Anthony with her husband Eddy and their four kids, Lacey (corgi), Winnie (min pinscher/chihuahua mix) Zoey (labrador retriever/pit bull mix) and her cat Bebe. Carmen enjoys the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and 4-wheeling.


Chase Staker

  Chase grew up riding horses on a ranch managed by his family in Medicine Lodge, Idaho. After serving an LDS mission in Ontario, Canada he started attending BYU - I.  He is currently studying Animal and Veterinary Science and hopes to go on to Washington State to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Chase began working at Willowcreek Animal Hospital in April of 2013 as a stall cleaner and technician. He currently lives in Rexburg with his wife Jami.



Erin Tunell



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